Resolution for ifrmewrk.exe Errors in Windows

The process ifrmewrk.exe is commonly associated with the Intel PRO Set / Wireless Enterprise Software. This executable file communicates with the Intel PRO/Wireless Network Connection and provides additional configuration information for the Intel PRO/Set Wireless software. It also places an Intel WiFi system bar icon in the Windows system tray for quick access.

File Information

The default file location is C:\Program Files\Intel\Wireless\Bin\ifrmewrk.exe

With a standard installation, the process starts automatically every time you load Windows. The startup entry for this process is started automatically from a Run, RunOnce, RunServices, or RunServicesOnce entry in the Windows registry.

Error 1

You may see the following error on your Windows computer:

“ifrmewrk.exe – Application error
The instruction at "0x023a9d042 referenced at "0x001c0000"
the memory could not be "read".”

Clicking the OK button inside the error dialog box may hide the Windows Start menu and desktop icons.


The above-mentioned error occurs when any of the following conditions hold true:

  1. The process is attempting to access a PC memory segment that has been allocated to different process.
  2. Malware has infected your computer.
  3. The memory hardware is damaged or corrupt.


To resolve this error, perform the following methods in the sequence as they appear below:

Method 1 – Selective Startup

  1. Click Start.
  2. Click Run.
  3. Type msconfig in the Open box, and then press Enter.
  4. Click the Startup tab in the System Configuration dialog box.
  5. Uncheck all the startup entries except the entries related to your protective software.
  6. Restart Windows and check if the error appears.
  7. If you don’t receive the error upon restart, select the top Startup entry.
  8. Restart Windows and see whether the error appears again.
  9. If you don’t receive the error, perform steps 7 and 8 until you are able to identify the startup entry that causes the memory conflict.
  10. Uncheck the conflicted startup entry.
  11. Click Apply to save your preferences.
  12. Click OK to exit the System Configuration dialog box.
  13. Restart Windows.

Method 2 – Perform a malware scan

Update your anti-malware software with the most current malware definitions and security updates. Next, restart Windows in Safe Mode and run a thorough malware scan on your entire computer.

Method 3 – Perform a memory analysis

If the error persists, download and run an advanced computer memory analysis program to verify if your memory cells are defective. In case the results show that one or more memory cells are corrupt, we recommend that you replace the computer’s RAM.

Error 2

You may receive the following error on your Windows PC:

“Failure to start ifrmewrk.exe due to missing PsRegApi.dll”


Generally, the above-mentioned error occurs due to outdated device drivers.


To resolve the issue, install the most current Intel Wireless device drivers.


A common complaint against this process is that it hogs a high amount of CPU resources (as much as up to 90%) and causes frequent system freeze ups.

Although not an ideal solution, many users have been able to resolve the issue by terminating the process from the Task Manager Window. If you notice ifrmewrk.exe is slowing your system’s speed, you can terminate the process to resolve the issue. Most users claim that ending ifrmewrk.exe does not affect their WiFi connection. Only the task bar icon for Intel PRO/Wireless software is removed.

Our recommendation is that if you notice some irregularities with your Intel PRO/Wireless software after terminating ifrmewrk.exe, then immediately reboot Windows and let this process run.